The FUTURE OF Cascade Bridge
The City of Burlington has hired Impact7G, Inc. (Impact7G) to conduct a study on the future fate of Cascade Bridge along South Main Street leading to Dankwardt Park in Burlington, Iowa. The study is intended to solicit public input, review past engineering reports, and consider future alternatives for the structure in order for city leaders to arrive at an informed decision regarding the fate of both the historic structure and a potential future crossing of Cascade Creek. Impact7G has also been tasked with coordinating with State Historical Society of Iowa (SHPO) on measures that might mitigate various alternative (including rehabilitation) potential adverse effects on this National Register of History Places (NRHP) bridge structure.
How does Cascade Bridge or the crossing of Cascade Creek affect the overall Burlington Economy?
How does Cascade Bridge or the crossing of Cascade Creek improve or distract from the quality of life?
Cascade Bridge is listed on the NRHP. How does the City best preserve the historic value that this structure?
The foundation for an informed decision regarding the fate of the Cascade Bridge rests with consideration of its contribution to greater Burlington economy in light of the financial implications of rehabilitating or replacing the structure, the relevance of the crossing to the overall social and quality of life aspects of the community, and the structure's cultural significance.
Make an informed, sustainable decision regarding the future of Cascade Bridge.
This website will contain information resources including historic reviews, engineering studies, past City actions related to the crossing, and schedule of events regarding the Bridge or this Study.
Now let's WORK
Impact7G will attend meetings to open dialogue regarding the structure, its overall purpose and need, and consideration of alternatives like rehabilitation, demolition, or new construction. You can download the presentation at the Public Listening Session by clicking on the file below.
IT'S UP TO US
Ultimately, it will be up to elected officials to determine the path forward based on input from the community, potential financial outlays, and considerations of historic preservation.